Meet The Team
Gavin Harper - Company Director
Gavin set the business up in 1992 after being manager at Mercedes in Guildford and moved to the premises in East Horsley on 1st August 1994. A family man, Gavin is married to Anita and they have two sons Ian and Guy, Ian being the Ian in Carlians! Living locally, Gavin is involved in local life in Oxshott and still trying to play cricket for Maori Oxshott although the body says 'no'! Gavin believes in 'fair' business and tries hard to maintain this ethos within all sales and service transactions.
Andrew Shurlock - Sales and Administration
Andrew joined the business in April 2007 and works tirelessly on making sure all our cars are photographed and presented on the internet. There seems to be more paperwork in selling a car than buying a house these days and it is Andrew who carries out invoicing, warranty paperwork, informing DVLA of all car movement and generally keeps us all in administrative shape! Andy is married and also is blessed with two boys!
Baba Choudhry - Sales Executive
Baba first joined Carlians in 2006 in Sales and has worked not only at East Horsley, but also at Cobham during the period Carlians was represented in Cobham. Baba is welcoming and puts clients at ease quickly ensuring the correct car selection for their needs. Baba is married and has two daughters and one son. In his spare time he likes to play golf and is the leading player at Carlians with a putter in his hands!
Satty Mangat - Accountant
Satty joined the business in December 2013 in this important role and keeps us all in check (cheque! haha) All bookkeeping, accounting and reconciling is carried out by Satty making sure suppliers are all paid on time including HMRC !! Satty is married with two young children and makes the most wonderful millionaire shortbread!
Bartez Chmielik - Valetor
How do the cars look as amazing as they do on hand over to our customers? Courtesy of Bartez who applies his great skill in valeting our product making the difference between a nice car and an outstanding car. Bartez joined the business seven and a half years ago and works very hard in ensuring that every customer enjoys the 'wow' factor of their new car. Bartez is ably assisted on two days a week by Laslo to help with washing the front to ensure the cars are looking their best.
The service department is headed up by Steve Block who has Mark, Mateusz and Nyron in his team. Steve joined the business in 2003 and carries out the role of managing the service department with over thirty years experience. His role is a challenging one of coordinating his team, parts suppliers and his customers, be those the sales department or outside clients. Mark joined the workshop team nine years ago and again brings over 30 years experience to the role and although cars have advanced so much in recent years, Mark uses that experience to work out the more difficult issues we encounter. Mateusz came to Carlians in 2009 and has a very broad knowledge of the motor trade using his experience with complex electrical problems we come across. Nyron joined the service department this year and is mainly responsible for carrying out pre delivery inspections for the sales department.
Every business needs someone to ensure that we only deal with the right kind of customers! Amber looks lovely, but beware of her darker side!!